Leading and lagging towns in business development in the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve
Biosphere reserves fall under the auspices of the Man and Biosphere Program of UNESCO. Sustainable development is, therefore, a goal. In order to assess this for a specific biosphere reserve, one needs to determine what development has already taken place. A recent study of enterprise development and dynamics in the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) focused on this aspect (the full report is available on the GCBR website).
In a series of short contributions business development in the 16 towns of the GCBR are considered and the towns that are leaders and laggards in different business sectors are shown.